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Fuel Poverty: North West

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1481W, on fuel poverty, how many fuel poor households there are in each local authority area in the North West.

Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Minister of State (Department of Energy and Climate Change)

The most recent year for which estimates of fuel poverty are available at sub-regional level is 2003. This sub-regional data for fuel poverty levels in 2003 come from the Fuel Poverty Indicator dataset, available online at:

http://www.fuelpovertyindicator.org.uk/

Fuel poverty figures for local authorities in the North West are shown as follows for 2003:

Number
Allerdale 2,700
Barrow in Furness 2,200
Blackburn with Darwen 3,900
Blackpool 4,400
Bolton 7,100
Burnley 2,700
Bury 4,700
Carlisle 2,900
Chester 3,100
Chorley 2,600
Congleton 2,200
Copeland 2,100
Crewe and Nantwich 3,000
Eden 1,500
Ellesmere Port and Neston 2,100
Fylde 2,000
Halton 3,200
Hyndburn 2,400
Knowsley 4,200
Lancaster 3,700
Liverpool 14,200
Macclesfield 3,700
Manchester 11,900
Oldham 5,700
Pendle 2,600
Preston 3,600
Ribble Valley 1,400
Rochdale 5,500
Rossendale 1,800
Salford 6,400
Sefton 8,000
South Lakeland 2,800
South Ribble 2,500
St. Helens 4,900
Stockport 7,300
Tameside 5,800
Trafford 5,500
Vale Royal 3,100
Warrington 4,800
West Lancashire 2,800
Wigan 8,300
Wirral 9,200
Wyre 2,900

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